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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2013, 06:22:31 PM »
Do you think 3 small children and a big dog running around are equivalent to fruit and baking?

You know, I think you might be okay there.  I think your big dog equals our three rodent patrol members and I'm sure your children stir up the air currents to distribute everything.  Really, not worried at all anymore.  I think your " Caerphilly Neglected" is properly advantaged!!!   :D


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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2013, 11:24:41 PM »
I cut into the onion and the paprika tonight.

onion  caerphilly

The onion flavor was pretty good, though the texture was a little bit rubbery.  I'll take half into work tomorrow and allow the rest to continue aging.

moldy paprika coated caerphilly
The paprika coating didn't stay on the cheese very well.  I think I'll do coconut oil instead of olive oil next time.  I've recently increased the humidity in the cave and the mold took off.

bleeding caerphilly
I was surprised to cut into this cheese and discover it bleeding.  The flavor was fine.  I was surprised that there wasn't more flavor, but even in the rind the dry, cheese flavor dominated and the paprika was almost nonexistent.  I'll do a smoked paprika next time and hopefully it will be more flavorful.
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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2013, 12:19:27 AM »
That's interesting.  Shows how the cheese draws in from the rind (as it doesn't look like knife smear).  The paprika rind could be more decorative.  It does look nice.

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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2013, 06:01:58 AM »
Mike, I usually just pat down the mold OR  you could coat it with coconut oil at that point.  I like the looks of both ways.  If you pat down the mold and dry the mini-cave out a bit you'll get a nice rustic look.  If you coconut oil it well and then just rub the rind where any mold starts you'll get a very handsome old leather look.   ;)

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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2013, 07:02:43 AM »
That bleeding paprika caerphilly is truly impressive! Amazing how much it draws in.


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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2013, 09:17:23 AM »
Is that linens? It's a really deep color.

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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2013, 09:54:45 AM »
Jeff--thanks for the cheese.

Boofer--no, the red is the olive oil with coloring from the paprika.
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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2013, 07:11:16 PM »
Wow, it's almost like the effect you'd get if you were looking for a leak somewhere in that cheese. Hey, you found it! ;D Lots of oil and paprika....

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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #53 on: September 18, 2013, 10:30:32 PM »
Wow, it's almost like the effect you'd get if you were looking for a leak somewhere in that cheese. Hey, you found it! ;D Lots of oil and paprika....
I wonder if shining a black light on it will make it glow, too.
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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2013, 09:27:25 PM »
I remembered the neglected one last week.  My nephew and I pulled it out.  It was very hard--despite my efforts to keep it in a higher humidity environment.  It smelled like rotten Cheetos, and looked like this:
moldy cheese
We cut it open and found that it was very dry.
dry, moldy cheese
The flavor was salty, and somewhat cheetoh or cheese curl like.  No one loved it, but it wasn't gross (my nephew remarks "surprisingly not gross"), either.  After sitting in the fridge a few days, it cut pretty cool.
curly sliced cheese
I was most impressed that everyone in my family tried it.
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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2013, 12:12:41 AM »
For a neglected cheese, suprisingly not gross is, I think, unsurprisingly cheese worthy! Especially combined with the bravery of the entire family being beyond question.

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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2013, 11:45:50 AM »
Bravo la famiglia!!  Looks like a super grating cheese to me  ;D.  Make some pizza this weekend and enjoy!

How many more "varieties" of those little ones do you have left to try?
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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2013, 12:03:11 PM »
I've still got the plain, sage, pepper corn, cocoa, and cinnamon left to try.  I'll cut into a number of them and make a little 4 piece variety pack for my nephew to take home to his parents when he leaves this weekend.  I'll report on how those turned out shortly after.
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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #58 on: September 26, 2013, 07:32:54 PM »
We opened up 4 of the 5 remaining (the plain one isn't that exciting to open so it will stay in the cave a while).  The two coated cheese, cocoa and cinnamon, had great texture, a good "cheese" flavor in the paste, and just a hint of cinnamon from the cinnamon one and almost no cocoa from the cocoa.
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The peppercorn and sage both had really good flavor and were still a little bit rubbery.  I'm putting together a 4 variety pack for my nephew to take home with him this weekend.  I'll try to remember to snap a photo of the once it's bagged and post it, too.

Overall, my conclusion is that the cheeses that were not bagged had better texture and "cheese" flavor, but the bagged, mix-in cheeses had better overall flavor.  I would like to do this again, but combine mix-ins and not bag any of them, but coat them all in something.
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Re: Little crop of Caerphilly
« Reply #59 on: September 26, 2013, 07:35:41 PM »
Did you find that the coated ones didn't develop molds as easily?  Those look great, by the way  ;D!  Thanks for sharing...
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